Monday, October 10, 2005

PETA's Red Herring

Thanks for the Memory to Moonbattery via Ace of Spades HQ.

I'm not going to bother to link to the PETA document itself, because I don't want to give them traffic and because you can find it from either of the two blog posts linked above.

PETA's latest tactic, apparently, is to try to use children to get their parents to stop hunting, fishing, or eating meat at all. And the way they are trying to accomplish this? By publishiing comic books that tell kids that their parents are, in effect, vicious psychopaths. One of the comics is called Your Daddy Kills Animals! that tells kids they should "Ask your Daddy why he's hooked on killing!", and warns them that:

Until your Daddy learns that it's not "fun" to kill, keep your doggies and kitties away from him. He's so hooked on killing defenseless animals that they could be next!

There's also a companion comic book that assails cooking meat called Your Mommy Kills Animals!

The folks at Moonbattery made note of the irony that the folks at PETA would warn you about doggies and kitties. It was not lost on me either.

People say that PETA is self-lampooning. I'd agree, except that the evil means to which they stoop, the willingness to mess with schoolchildrens' minds, to alienate them from their parents, are too frightening to be laughable.